Asserbo Castle Ruins

Frederiksværk, Denmark

Asserbo Castle was founded by Bishop Absalon in the 1100s as a monastery for monks of the Carthusian Order. The castle was taken over first by the King around 1560 and in subsequent centuries by drifting sand. The castle was liberated from the sand in two phases: initially by King Frederik VII in 1849 and then by National Museum excavations in 1972.

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Founded: 12th century
Category: Ruins in Denmark
Historical period: The First Kingdom (Denmark)

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User Reviews

Oliver (7 months ago)
Really great place for going on walks and is stunning in the summer.
Lene Duus (7 months ago)
Wonderful to see, good parking, good info. Great startingpoint for walks in the beautiful forest.
Thomas Jönsson (10 months ago)
Ok
Matthew Singleton (16 months ago)
Interesting ruins, although there isn't much left.
Loïc Beylot (3 years ago)
Nice ruins in a park were we had a great day visiting.
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